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Harry Harrison

1925 - 2012

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Harry Max Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey; March 12, 1925 – August 15, 2012) was an American science fiction author, known mostly for his character The Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Harrison has received more than 62,390 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Harry Harrison is the 1,113th most popular writer (up from 1,128th in 2019), the 1,344th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,293rd in 2019) and the 133rd most popular American Writer.

Harry Harrison is most famous for his novel Make Room! Make Room!, which was the basis for the 1973 film Soylent Green.

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  • 62k

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  • 60.16

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  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Harry Harrison ranks 1,113 out of 5,755Before him are Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Martin Andersen Nexø, Alcman, Zenodotus, and Lao She. After him are Waris Dirie, Virginia Henderson, Dionysius Thrax, B. H. Liddell Hart, Ephraim Kishon, and Michael Connelly.

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Among people born in 1925, Harry Harrison ranks 76Before him are Oliver Smithies, József Bozsik, Bill Haley, Robert Rauschenberg, Ernest Gellner, and Michel de Certeau. After him are Joshua Lederberg, Leo Esaki, John DeLorean, Gabriele Amorth, Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen, and José Freire Falcão. Among people deceased in 2012, Harry Harrison ranks 55Before him are Erland Josephson, Chadli Bendjedid, Chavela Vargas, F. Sherwood Rowland, Hebe Camargo, and Carl Woese. After him are William Standish Knowles, Ben Gazzara, George Armitage Miller, Gustav Leonhardt, Kathryn Joosten, and Norman Schwarzkopf Jr..

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry Harrison ranks 1,344 out of 18,182Before him are Holland Taylor (1943), Sondra Locke (1944), Robert H. Grubbs (1942), Edward B. Lewis (1918), Carl Woese (1928), and Florence Griffith Joyner (1959). After him are William Standish Knowles (1917), Douglas Osheroff (1945), Robert Curl (1933), Virginia Henderson (1897), Ben Stiller (1965), and Clyde Drexler (1962).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Harry Harrison ranks 133Before him are Erskine Caldwell (1903), Joan Didion (1934), Irwin Shaw (1913), Cormac McCarthy (1933), Edith Wharton (1862), and Nora Roberts (1950). After him are Virginia Henderson (1897), Michael Connelly (1956), James Bond (1900), Ken Kesey (1935), Rex Stout (1886), and Jean M. Auel (1936).